A musical sermon on the importance of balance in nature and in ourselves. The music itself demonstrates balance between major and minor, loud and soft, male and female voices. SATB w. piano. Level of difficulty: moderate. Duration: 4:50.
About knowing that others share the problems we face. Two arrangements are available, the original for SATB and a new version for SATB with SA duet obligato. A recording of the original by the UUFR choir is provided. Level of difficulty: Moderate for original, Easy for new. Duration: 3:20.
Inspired by the tolling of a bell to end meditation, this anthem asks the choir to reverse the process, to "untoll" the bell so that meditation may continue. A tour de force for the choir. This anthem would be appropriate for a sermon about meditation. SATB, piano, bell in A. Level of difficulty: High. Duration: 3 min.
The creation and unfolding of the universe in three minutes. The refrain: There is no God but Big Bang. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 3:15.
About taking on challenges alone or together. My first anthem, written in 1962 with a text adapted from a reading by Kenneth Patton. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: easy. Duration: 3:15.
A story of cooperation in the group. Inspired by a sermon of the same name. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Easy. Duration: 2:45
Rejecting tales of woe and doom, but not before telling them. SATB, piano. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 5 min.
A mother's advice and a moral code for personal relationships: "Never go to bed angry." Duet for alto and baritone with piano. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 3 min. A second SAB arrangement for choir is also available.
Written about two weeks after the event to music that was first written down a few hours before the event. Although some of my views have changed since then I have not altered the original words. SATB w. piano. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 4:40
A humorous look at what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. The score is available with the guitar part in standard or TAB notation. 2 solo voices, piano, guitar. Level of difficulty: the guitar and piano parts are difficult, the vocal parts are easy. Duration: 4:20